The base price for the all-new rear-wheel drive BMW 2014 X5 sDrive 35i will start at $53,725 and the X5 xDrive35i is priced at $56,025, BMW Group USA announced Monday.
Other prices announced are:
Six students earned associate degrees in the BMW Scholars program at Spartanburg Community College.
Accepted students, who completed the program, work part-time at Greer’s BMW Manufacturing Co. while completing their degree.
BMW Manufacturing of Greer continues to accept applications for the technical scholars program. The company will begin this class July 29. Testing and selection has begun but the deadline has been extended until July 1.
The BMW Scholars Program allows students who are in manufacturing-related degrees to attend class full-time at local two-year community colleges while working part-time hours at the Greer plant. Students gain valuable experience in a high-tech manufacturing environment and become potential candidates for full-time positions.
BMW Group reported its best ever May sales result with an increase of 6 percent since the previous year – 166,397 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce vehicles delivered worldwide over the previous May of 156,954.
A total of 770,025 (previous year 728,038/ plus 5.8 percent) vehicles have been delivered to customers since the start of the year, the highest sales figures ever for the company in the first five months of the year.
The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 31,174 vehicles, an increase of 10.1 percent from the 28,321 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group is up 6.3 percent on sales of 139,142 in the first five months of 2013 compared to 130,843 in the same period in 2012.
The X6 SAV, assembled at the Greer BMW Manufacturing Co. plant, was up 18.7 percent or 887 units compared to the same month last year. Other best performing vehicles included the 3 Series, up 47.2 percent to 9,307 units; the Z4 Roadster, up 19 percent to 338 units and the 6 Series, up 26.1 percent to 914 units.
BMW USA announced the launch of the third generation X5.
It isn’t often that an automobile manufacturer gets to launch an entirely new vehicle segment, but that’s exactly what BMW did in 1999 when it introduced the world’s first Sports Activity Vehicle – the BMW X5. Two generations and some 1.3 million vehicles later, the BMW X5 is set to enter its third generation. As its predecessors have done before, the all-new 3rd generation X5 will again set new standards for luxury, versatility and – because it is a BMW first and foremost – driving dynamics.
BMW has announced that the new 2014 X5 Sports Activity Vehicle will enter its third generation when it arrives in showrooms during the fourth quarter. The makeover is a result of the highly successful two generations of the X5 that sold 1.3 million vehicles.